The Gloucestershire Cricket Board’s (GCB) primary schools programme is designed to give children a fun first taste of cricket.
As well as helping to develop their cricket skills, the sessions improve children’s fundamental movement skills and characteristics including team work, fair play and leadership. The GCB also runs a number of primary competitions and provides teacher training.
We currently work in more than 130 primaries in Gloucestershire each year.
For full details, including how to access GCB schools coaching or enter your school in a competition please see below:
Our qualified coaches provide both cricket-specific coaching for for Key Stage 2 pupils and multi-skill programmes for Key Stage 1.
For information on all of our coaching programmes and great value packages for primary schools please click on the booklet below:
For a taste of how our coaching could inspire your children check out the video below from St John’s C of E Primary in Cheltenham.
Each year in term 6, the GCB runs three separate competitions for primary school aged children. These come in the form of Kwik Cricket competitions where soft balls are used in fully inclusive 8-a-side games. The three competitions are ‘Open’ year 5 &6, where boys ans girls play together, a girls-only tournament and also an ‘open’ Year 3 and 4 competition.
All three competitions take place in Term 6 and include district rounds played at the local cricket clubs, building up to a finals day which is annually hosted by Cheltenham College.
Our annual Kwik Cricket Competitions will be rebranded as the Schools World Cup in 2019 to tie in with the ICC Cricket World Cup which is being held in England. Details of how to enter will be released soon.
Please see below for rules, score sheets and umpire signals: